Phoenix: mother saved by armed neighbor
She's not one of those who would blame the neighbor for shooting her son, who was the drug-demented attacker.
"Mendez is now beginning a painful recovery.
She's also mourning the loss of a son she feels she truly lost to crystal meth, not the man who pulled the trigger. "There was nothing else you could have done," Mendez said she wants her neighbor to know. "And as sad as I am to lose my boy, you did the right thing. And I thank you for my life."